|Chris Caravella's Virtual
Tour of Ustica
The Old Town
|The old houses lie high above
on the northern edge of town across from the Municipal Office. These
are the original homes of the last permanent inhabitants of the early 1760's.
They are easily distinguished by the exposed brick and mortar construction.
The "bricks" are actually blocks of stone carved from the nearby mountains.
If you can imagine, the streets are even narrower and are often mere foot
paths. The whole area has a very distinctive charm and is quite set
apart from the more modern structures nearer to the port.
Toward the northern edge of town across from the open plains of Tramontana. The homes have and understated elegance. The Mediterranean (Californian) climate supports all kinds of flowering plants. The Hibiscus and Bougainvillea grow to the size of trees here.
|This is actually the original church. You can make out the double doors beneath the gabled roof. The church and the surrounding structures were part of a monastery that was here long before the last permanent inhabitants arrived in the 1760's. The buildings now are in disrepair but may be developed as a historic site in the future.|
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